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Tole Mour
The Topsail Schooner 'Tole Mour' in the Marshal Islands
Oil on canvas (900 x 700)
Prints available

       This 48m topsail schooner was  built for the Marimed Foundation of Hawai’i in 1988 as a self-contained primary health care support vessel, operating in the US trust territory protectorate of the Marshall Islands. The name of the ship was selected by a competition of Marshall Islands school children, and means 'A Gift of Life and Health' in the Marshallese language. With onboard medical, dental and ophthalmological offices, the Tole Mour provided medical services to over 15,000 islanders over a period of 4 years, until the Marshallese government commissioned their own fleet of medical delivery vessels and the Tole Mour returned to Hawai’i to serve other purposes.
       She was built by the Nichols Bros. Boat Builders on Whidbey Island in Washington’s Puget Sound.

The 'Tole Mour' is still operating in the Caribbean and her subsequent history can be found through the following links ..